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What we do

We’re Foundations, the National Body for Disabled Facilities Grants and Home Improvement Agencies.

We are contracted by the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities to oversee a national network of nearly 200 Home Improvement Agencies (HIAs) and handyperson providers across the country.

Have a look at some of our latest work and publications.


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Need help to make adaptations to your own home?

As the National Body for Disabled Facilities Grants and Home Improvement Agencies Foundations provides a directory of local Home Improvement Agencies and a website to check how well your home meets your needs.

If you or someone you live with has a disability and is looking for help, these websites will help you to find where you can get help locally.

They also offer information about how to make your home safe and help you to find out if you are eligible for funding support from your local council.

If you require support accessing or using the websites or would like to know more you can contact us on: 0300 124 0315

You can also email us: [email protected]

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AdaptMyHome allows you to check how well your home supports your needs, and whether you could benefit from some adaptations to help you stay safe and independent.

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Need help with repairs or adaptations to your home? Visit this website to find your nearest Home Improvement Agency and details about how to get in touch.

Explore our upcoming events and training

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DFG Champions Regional Roadshow 2023: Norwich

DFG Champions Regional Roadshow 2023, The King's Centre Norwich.
Date: 13 June 2023
Location: The King's Centre, 63-75 King Street, Norwich, NR1 1PH
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Specialist Occupational Therapist DFG Basics – Rules and Regulations

Foundations specialist training course provides Occupational Therapists with a practical introduction to Disabled Facilities Grants, how to make them work in practice and tips for handling those tricky cases.
Date: 14 June 2023
Location: Microsoft Teams
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Basic Construction for Adaptations

This training course will provide a greater understanding of all the considerations needed when undertaking disabled adaptations to a home environment.
Date: 19th June 2023
Location: Online
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DFG Assessment Summit 2023

The DFG Assessment Summit is your opportunity to be a part of the solution for providing timely access to DFG assessments for older and disabled people with non-complex needs.
Date: 22 June 2023
Location: Leonardo Royal Hotel Birmingham, 245 Broad St, Birmingham, B1 2HQ
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Foundations June Webinar

All the latest news and views from Foundations with guest speakers and practical insights. This month looking at assessments and feeding back from the DFG Assessment Summit.
Date: 27th June 2023, 2pm to 3:30pm
Location: Online Webinar
Meeting, DFG, Housing, OT

Foundations Occupational Therapist Network Meeting

The network meetings are an informal yet informative online environment for Occupational Therapists to meet with others across England.
Date: 29th June 2023, 2pm - 3:30pm
Location: Online
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DFG Basics – Rules and Regulations

Foundations DFG Basics course will give you a better understanding when and how to use discretion, provide ideas to improve delivery systems and help you learn about common misunderstandings.
Date: 4 July 2023
Location: Microsoft Teams
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Foundations Network Meeting for Technical Officers

Through lively debate, discussion, and the sharing of good practice, the purpose of these sessions is to seek answers to the real-world challenges and questions that arise from the DFG process.
Date: 6th July 2023, 2pm to 3:30pm
Location: Online


Foundations offers a range of training courses and CPD sessions aimed mainly at caseworkers and technical staff. The courses are updated regularly, and we respond to national legislative changes to ensure they meet the needs of the sector. We offer both offline and online training sessions as well as our always-popular FREE DFG Training.

We are always willing to put on new courses if the demand is there so if you have a particular need, please let us know and we will see what we can do.

> Find out more about our training opportunities. 

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Foundations Case Manager

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Foundations Case Manager (FCM) is a versatile, web-based, case management solution that can be embedded within your day-to-day working processes, whether utilised partially or fully FCM can help improve overall time scales and ensure data recording & reporting needs are met.

The system incorporates any number of core workflow processes with custom fields, case actions, appointment booking/handling and management, document management and report creation/generation within a permission controlled environment.

Foundations Case Manager allows users to choose a unique package of the core system and additional modules, allowing bespoke and unique case management solutions for a wide range of organisations and services.

Foundations Independent Living Trust

We operate as part of Foundations, supporting case workers to find the right funding for their clients.

Through distribution of Corporate Social Responsibility and charity funds to HIAs, we enable caseworkers to provide a range of invaluable support measures to older and vulnerable people to help them live with dignity in their own homes.

This funding can help you to deliver a fast and effective service by assessing customer need and carrying out the necessary work.

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